Ten days ago, the Drancy-Saint-Loup was the scene of an antisemitic act. On the site, a swastika was painted on a train car where a museum on the history of the Second World War and the deportation of Jews is located. The owners of the site, Gregory and Christine Marshall, discovered this targeted antisemitic act. “I was walking around the site and came across this swastika. I was appalled,” says Gregory Marshall.
There is an antisemitic intent,” said his wife Christine. We have other wagons with guest rooms but this one, which tells the story of the deportation of the Jews among other things, was targeted.
A sad symbol before celebrating the liberation
It is the second time the site has been vandalised. But in this case, the symbol is much more serious, as Jean-Claude Lhoste, the mayor of the town, points out. “I find it distressing, especially in this period. To come across such acts, in such a place, when we are going to celebrate the liberation of the town at the end of the week, is distressing. It goes beyond the stage of stupidity. This wave of hatred must stop. For their part, the owners are in a state of uncertainty and have not yet filed a complaint. We have been wondering what we should do to preserve the site,” confesses Christine Marshall. Here we are a haven of peace, against violence, against war.